October 24th, 2008
02:40 PM ET
11 years ago

Police: Woman lied about bumper-sticker-linked attack

(CNN) - A Texas woman who told Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police she was assaulted at an ATM by a man angered by a John McCain bumper sticker on her car admitted Friday she made up the report, the assistant police chief said Friday.

soundoff (385 Responses)
  1. james

    "To kill a Mockingbird" comes to mind

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. Bridgette-PA

    "NOAH" – Get your facts straight before comment. A reporter DID NOT SAY SOMEONE YELLED AT HIM "KILL HIM". Someone at a rally did yell "KILL HIM" after "Barbin" said that OBAMA hangs around with terrorist, Bill Ayers. Now, for the reporter's story. He said that angry McFailin' supporters cornered him and said "SIT DOWN BOY". If your going to state the facts, get em' right! Don't start none, won't be none!

    OBAMA/BIDEN -08!

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. Mccain and his Campaign are over

    Of course she lied this is just them try to sterotype black people once again but that dosen't matter at the end of the day we are still racially sterotyped everday and will not change once Obama gets elected beceause there will alway be those people that don't like you just because of your color.

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Fred

    She should be tried for a hate crime. This appears to clearly be more than just merely making up lies in a police report, but the attempt to illicit bias motivated sympathy in order to demean a social group within our population.

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. laojie

    That what McCain and his supporter are good at: lying lying lying!

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. rosy obama mama

    wow this is what Mccain and Palin created with their attacks and their lies!!!!!!Division that is Mccain and Palin message. You own an apology to America and the honorable Obama family.

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. Michael watching from Canada

    Why did the news media (FOX) make such a big deal of this when it wasn't properly vetted? Will the same news media formerly retract this story and apologize to those they implied were guilty of the supposed offense?

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. 40 Below

    Figures. I wonder who put her up to this? The story sounded like it was all lies. The "B" was backwards so she probably did it while looking in the mirror (moron). And I don't know of many ATMs that don't have a camera – had it been true, there would have been video.

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  9. Demo Joe

    P.S. McCain and Palin has indeed planted the seeds of hate in this country. I feel so sad that white men have so much hate they cannot play fair. Women should have better hearts – where or who planted the racism seed in that Palin girl?

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  10. What's the charge for filing a false police report?

    Whatever it is she should be given the maximum sentence, someone who really needed help probably suffered because resources was wasted on the girl that cried wolf!

    I'm ticked!!!!!!!!!!

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  11. republicans hate america

    First Joe the Plumber plant was a fraud now Jill the Victim is a fraud.

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  12. Unbelievable!

    I already knew she was lying... desperation. Bless her heart.

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  13. The Voice

    How far are some people willing to go to instigate and scare Obama supporters? This is just unacceptable and this woman needs to be prosecuted for lying and for deliberately making up such a horrible story.
    Why is it that when McCain supporters lack the arguments to intelligently defend their candidates, they automatically recur to the lies and scare tactics? It is sad that even McCain himself has made his campaign a shrine for lies and fear. I can’t wait for Nov 5th!

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  14. joe kiloz

    ANOTHER,,,,,,,,,,,,ONE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,TRYING,,,,,,,,,,,,FOR,,,,,,,,,,,,5,,,,,,,,,,,,MINUTES,

    OF,,,,,,,,,,,FAME,,,,,,,,,,,,RATHER,,,,,,,,,,,,,INFAMY

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  15. soundbyte from VA

    It's called "Cookoo for McCain".

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  16. Lisa

    This woman was just following her candidates lead. McCain has made it clear how he wants to win Lie, Cheat, Fake and if you can vilify black people in the process, more power to you.

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  17. Will from NYC

    nuts on the right, nuts on the left... and that gives us mixed nuts.

    seriously, when this election is over I hope things don't go nastier.

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  18. tony

    Now that the woman admitted she made up the story, McCain would probably recruit her for his campaign. If McCain is still using Joe the Plumber as a symbol for his campaign even though Joe is not a real plumber, why stop now?

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  19. Alberto

    Typical old school southern Republican style job; a scary black man attacks a white woman. Fear the black man vote McCain.

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  20. INDEPENDENT WOMAN NOW FOR OBAMA

    MCCAIN AND PALIN SHOULD HAVE WAITED BEFORE THEY DECIDED TO CALL HER. NOW IT ALL LOOKS LIKE THEY WERE BEHIND THIS

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  21. Chiara

    She is so stupid. Good try

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  22. What's the charge for filing a false police report?

    Whatever it is she should be given the maximum sentence, someone who really needed help probably suffered because resources was wasted on the girl that cried wolf!

    I'm ticked!!!!!!!!!!

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  23. Alissa in Kansas

    What kind of person makes up a story like that? This is an outrage! She deserves whatever she gets!

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  24. Gregory W.

    Hey folks don't be so hard on this young lady. She was just falling in line with the McCain/Palin ticket! In fact, her actions resemble some(not all) of the Republican Party!

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  25. Jason

    Just another "Kill HIm!" ruse. Except Obama hauled his example onto the debate floor

    October 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
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